Employment Opportunity

Crime Scene Technician I

Henry County Police Department, McDonough, Georgia

Salary: $53,482.28 Annually

Final Filing Date: Continuous

The purpose of this position is to process crime scenes for the Police Department. This is an entry-level position in the Crime Scene Technician series. Incumbents work under direct supervision of a field training technician and begin focusing on a single area of crime scene processing and evidence collection, work toward learning all facets of crime scene investigation and processing and assist experienced Crime Scene Technicians with more complex aspects of work functions.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


Examples of Duties
  • Processes crime scenes; examines crime scenes for evidence; identifies, collects, and preserves physical evidence; performs crime scene photography and basic fingerprint processing; utilizes computer aided drawing software to create scaled drawings of crime scenes; maintains control and chain-of-custody over physical evidence gathered; ensures proper handling, packing, and transport of evidence to crime laboratories; performs crime scene processing according to established rules, regulations, and procedures.
  • Processes evidence; tests, evaluates, and compares body fluids, fingerprints, tool marks, tread marks, gunshot residue, firearms casings, suspected drugs, blood splatter, and other trace evidence; utilizes established laboratory techniques, processes, and equipment; evaluates and analyzes test results; and completes and submits reports regarding the testing, evaluation and comparing of evidence.
  • Processes and examines latent fingerprints; utilizes the latest technology and methods available in the development of latent prints; evaluates and identifies latent prints to known inked impressions; prepares and submits quality latent prints for entry into fingerprint identification systems.
  • Documents all investigative information; prepares detailed case reports and records; reviews/evaluates crime reports; compiles, maintains, and reviews various statistical data; performs research; reviews laws for application; and prepares, maintains, and submits reports regarding the search and collection of evidence.
  • Participates in court activities; prepares cases for prosecution; and testifies in judicial proceedings regarding findings and procedures used in evidence collection, processing, and evaluation.
  • Attends shift meetings, training sessions, and seminars as required to remain knowledgeable of departmental operations, to promote improved job performance, and to stay current with changing policies, procedures, codes, investigation techniques, and criminal/civil case law.
  • Processes a variety of documentation associated with department/division operations, within designated timeframes, and per established procedures; receives and reviews various documentation; reviews, completes, processes, forwards, or retains as appropriate; prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, and other documentation; compiles data for further processing or for use in preparation of department reports; and maintains computerized and/or hardcopy records.
  • Operates a personal computer to enter, retrieve, review, or modify data, utilizing word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation, Internet, e-mail, or other software; and operates general office or other equipment as necessary to complete essential functions.
  • Operates and maintains a motor vehicle, digital camera, video camera, forensic processing tools and equipment, fingerprinting tools and equipment, laboratory tools and equipment, or other equipment as needed to complete work activities.
  • Communicates with supervisor, other County employees, clients, law enforcement, attorneys, the public, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

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Education and Experience:
  • Requires an associate degree in Crime Scene Investigation, Forensic Science, or related field; and one (1) year of related experience in crime scene processing, evidence collection or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Licenses or Certifications:
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license.
  • May be required to complete a forty (40) hour internship with POST Certified Crime Scene Technician.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of local government operations, law enforcement related programs, policies and plans, and modern office practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other similar programs.
  • Skill in the use of computers and software applications related to the essential functions of the job.
  • Skill in effective communication, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to meet and deal with employees and the public in an effective and courteous manner.
  • Ability to get along with others, and work effectively with the public and co-workers.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evening meetings.
  • Ability to multi-task and work within deadlines.
  • Ability to deal with confidential and sensitive matters.
  • Ability to work with and process payments for accounts within the HR budget and department.
  • Ability to use computers for data entry, word processing, and accounting purposes.
  • Ability to operate a copying machine.
  • The work is light work which requires exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force to move objects. Requires mental acuity including the ability to make rational decisions through sound logic and deductive processes, the ability to express ideas by means of the spoken word and have close visual acuity.
  • Work is performed both indoors and outdoors in varying weather conditions and may require standing for extended periods of time. Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, smoke, temperature and noise extremes, hazardous materials, unsafe structures, heights, confined spaces, traffic hazards, bright/dim lights, toxic agents, disease, and pathogenic substances.

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Posted: May 23, 2024

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